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  •  However, in order for that to work you would (0+ / 0-)

    have to set the wand so sensitive that belt buckles or even body piercings would set it off.  Ever hear of a pen gun or cigarette gun where the only real metal is the bullet itself?

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 03:18:06 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, but that's not what they're carrying (1+ / 0-)
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      You're talking James Bond assassination weapons, or last ditch protection.  One shot, close range, make it good or you're out of luck.

      What people are worried about is the handguns, the semi-autos, the weapons that can do "collateral damage" in multiples.  The weapons that get waved around as argument enforcers, as machismo flags.  I'm not worried about the "pen gun" in somebody's suit pocket or the "cigarette gun" in their purse -- I'm worried about the 9mm on someone's hip or tucked in their waistband under their jacket that can cause death or damage to a dozen people before you can hit the floor, eject the clip, slam in another one and do it again.

      You don't need to set off alarms at every nipple ring to make sure that kind of thing stays outside your club.

      History should teach humility and prudence, but America doesn't seem to learn. I've never seen a virgin who loses her innocence so often. -- Gordon Wood

      by stormicats on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 08:35:16 AM PST

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      •  While that is true, keep in mind that people (0+ / 0-)

        are stupid and if you don't catch them then people will be like "it was obviously useless" just like most people think all the money spent on fixing the y2k bug was wasted because nothing happened (nothing happened because so much effort was spent on fixing it).

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:28:22 AM PST

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    •  Ummm... I think your understanding of that type (1+ / 0-)
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      of gun is incorrect.

      There's plenty of metal in those, the barrel, for one.

      And they just aren't very common, bad fictional literature, movies and TV to the contrary.

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